8 key moves to step up your game when business is slow

Most businesses go through a slowdown period and recover shortly after. Often, this happens due to factors that are beyond your control. Like an economic recession or (in a more optimistic scenario) a change in season or a holiday. Still, it’s stressful to see expenses and salaries piling up, and profits remaining flat. But if …

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10+ virtual team-building activities that make a difference

Work, work, work. You cannot survive as a remote working professional without some interaction and entertainment, and even some deeper connection. Your virtual team surely could benefit from a variety of online team builders like interesting and interpersonal gestures, activities, quizzes, contests, and challenges. However, you don’t have to organize these activities for one single …

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How to survive your working vacation like a boss

Taking vacation is not always as carefree as it sounds. There will be years that you will have to pack up your swimsuit, your sunscreen, and your workload. A workload that should be well-planned and adapted to your vacation schedule. So, we will offer you some pieces of advice to help you pull through your …

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Virtual team management: 7 effective ways to achieve it

Remote work comes with multiple benefits that have made it increase in popularity over the last few years. For employers, it’s a great way to gather top-notch talent from all over the world and cut down on cost. For employees, telecommuting equals flexibility and independence.  But how do you keep tabs on a scattered virtual …

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5 steps to successful business expense management

A company does not only have profit and revenue. It also has a long list of fixed and variable business expenses. Expenses (recurring or not) that should be adequately tracked so that you, as a professional or a small business owner, don’t have to face unwanted surprises and unpleasant bumps on the road. Methodical business …

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6 business virtues in big screen stories

Cinema teaches us about life and even shows us essential business virtues. All we have to do is pay attention. Most of the selected big screen stories do not have any direct connection to the business world. However, they encompass virtues that a person who owns or intends on starting a business should have and …

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The road to effective team meetings

…is paved with good intentions: All team leaders want their staff meetings to flow smoothly and achieve their goal so that everyone can go back to their tasks feeling like they had an effective team meeting. More often than not, though, team gatherings feel like a complete waste of time and cause nothing but frustration. They …

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7 unmistakable signs that you should go freelance

Much like Hollywood actresses and rock stars, most professionals working as freelancers always knew they weren’t cut out for the average 9-5 job. The comparison is a bit exaggerated, but you get the point: Something about routine and daily repetition puts you off. Thus, if you cannot handle repetition, then maybe think about going freelance. …

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10 star qualities for effective teamwork in the workplace

Successful businesses are not built in a day. Not even Rome was built in just one day. The most important ingredient to achieve success is having employees with effective teamwork qualities. There is no better situation than seeing team players in the workplace who collaborate well. They fight to right their wrongs passionately and celebrate …

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5 Ways to Maximize your Professional Development

Have you ever wondered what all successful people have in common? Either they run a company or keep on landing promotions as employees. It seems like there’s nothing they can’t accomplish! Usually multi-talented and self-driven, they strive for one thing: professional development. The concept might seem complicated, but it mostly boils down to education. It’s …

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